Symposia

Every two years, the National Wetland Trust organises a gathering of community groups, landowners, iwi, scientists, wetland managers and students who are interested in sharing and learning about wetland restoration. Usually spread over three days, the symposia include field trips, practical training opportunities, soapbox sessions and presentations from a wide range of enthusiasts and professionals.

The 2018 symposium was held in Napier from 26-28 September, at the Napier War Memorial Conference Centre. The format comprised two days of presentations and workshops and a whole day field trip.

The theme was Living Wetlands in the Living Landscape.

Keynote speakers included Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage, renowned Australian ecologist Matt Herring and Fish and Game CEO Martin Taylor.

Thanks to our sponsors for helping keep our event accessible to all.

Thanks to our sponsors

Some of the presentations are available for download below.

NWRS 2018

Handbook 2018
high res (3.51 MB)

BENNETT

Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay (1.3 Mb)

BILLING

Scrape Lakes (2 Mb)

BLYTH

Drainage Impacts To Wetland Hydrology (4.5 Mb)

BOWEN

Living Water (4 Mb)

BURKEPILE

Biodiversity And Drain Maintenance (1.6 Mb)

BURKEPILE

Straw Bales To Establish Carex Secta (3.2 Mb)

BUTT DIXON

Wetland Planting Plan (6 Mb)

CAVE

Pekapeka Wetland (4 Mb)

CAVE

Waitangi Regional Park (3 Mb)

CLARKSON

Sustainability Of A Restiad Bog In An Agricultural Landscape (1 Mb)

CRISP

Wetlands And Farming (1 Mb)

DELAUTOUR

Monitoring Kākahi In Wairarapa Moana (3 Mb)

DENYER

Indigenous And Local People Contributing To Wetland Conservation (2 Mb)

EYLES

Pekapeka Wetland (1 Mb)

FARRANT

Urban Wetlands (5 Mb)

FORD

Wetland Birds Of Te Waihora Lake Ellesmere (4 Mb)

FRASER

Hydric Soil Delineation (8 Mb)

FULLER

Constructing Mitigation Wetlands (8 Mb)

GERBEAUX

Intecol Conference 2020 (3 Mb)

GILLON

Greater Wellington Wetland Programme (2 Mb)

HANSEN

Northland Dune Lakes (5.7 Mb)

HASHIBA

Monitoring Pekapeka (2 Mb)

HERANGI

Nga Repo Of Maniapoto (6.6 Mb)

JENKINS AVON

Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust (5 Mb)

McLENNAN-DEANS

Greater Wellington Wetland Policy (1 Mb)

O'DONNELL

Braided Rivers (4 Mb)

O'DONNELL

Crake And Fernbirds (1.6 Mb)

PLEYDELL

Poukawa 13B NWS_Lake Poukawa (1 Mb)

RANCE

National Wetland Restoration Workshop (2 Mb)

RATCLIFFE CO2

Exchange In A Remnant Peatland (5 Mb)

RILEY

Sinclair Wetlands (9 Mb)

ROBERTS

Wetland Condition Monitoring (7 Mb)

ROOK

Helping Bittern To Help Themselves (1.4 Mb)

RUSHWORTH

Water Quality Monitoring In Pekapeka (1.6 Mb)

SCHMECHEL

Workshop_Braided Rivers In Canterbury (8 Mb)

SPEARPOINT

Wellington Wetland Monitoring (2 Mb)

STUDHOLME

Communities Monitoring Wetlands (8 Mb)

TANNER

Resilience Of A Montane Fen (6 Mb)

TAURA

Collaboration With Maori (1 Mb)

TAYLOR

Fish And Game NZ (0.3 Mb)

VANHAL

Arawai Kākāriki (2 Mb)

WALKER

Waitītiko -Meola Creek Urban Wetland (8 Mb)

WATTS

Invertebrates In Restiad Bogs (1 Mb)

WHITBY

Establishing Wetlands On Farms (2 Mb))

WILLIAMS

Bird Monitoring (2 Mb)

WILLIAMS

Home Range And Calling Rate Of Spotless Crakes (3.5 Mb)

WOOD

Wetland E DNA (4 Mb)

WRIGHT STOW

Accelerating Uptake Of Constructed Wetlands And Riparian Buffers (6 Mb)